'Stop Her Now' Website Targets Hillary Clinton
July 7, 2008 - 8:31 PM
(CNSNews.com) - Up and running -- a new website intended to "shed light on the REAL Hillary Clinton and the danger she and her ideas pose for America."
Arthur Finkelstein, a political activist who advises conservative Republicans, and William Black, a political fundraiser from Virginia, are behind the Stop Her Now effort.
Their new website, launched Tuesday, says it will reveal the truth about who Hillary Clinton really is.
"We're out to expose her as a confirmed left-wing radical and life-long liberal who long ago sold her soul to the divisive, radical and ultra-liberal special interest groups who see everyone as 'victims' and want to use your tax dollars and the power of the state to make things right," the website says.
Stop Her Now describes Sen. Clinton as an "experienced political chameleon" who already is beginning a "massive makeover campaign" to portray herself as mainstream -- "while hiding her extreme left-leaning agenda of government-run national health insurance, sky high taxes, and giving felons the right to vote."
Stop Her Now -- with its unflattering photograph -- is sure to amuse Hillary Rodham Clinton's detractors, but it may also galvanize her supporters.
One of them, Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson, was quoted as saying that New Yorkers are "tired of false and negative attacks from shadowy right-wing organizations."
Wolfson described Sen. Clinton as a "balanced-budget, tax-cutting Democrat who is working hard to create jobs and opportunity across the state."
The Stop Her Now website also criticizes former President Bill Clinton for disgracing America and degrading the presidency.
The hard feelings are personal: Bill Clinton recently criticized Arthur Finkelstein for being a homosexual who works on behalf of conservative candidates; and he suggested that Finkelstein might suffer from "self-loathing."
The topic came up at an April 11 news conference, when Bill Clinton was asked about Finkelstein's anti-Hillary efforts.
"He went to Massachusetts and married his longtime male partner and then he comes back here and announces this [anti-Hillary campaign]," Clinton said at the Harlem news conference.
"I thought, one of two things. Either this guy believes his party is not serious and is totally Machiavellian in its position, or you know, as David Brock said in his great book Blinded by the Right, there's some sort of self-loathing or something. I was more sad for him.''
The Stop Her Now website says it's typical of Bill Clinton to attack the messenger rather than defend his wife: "But Stop Her Now will not be intimidated," the website says. "We will not back down in the face of such attacks."
The anti-Hillary campaign says it hopes to raise $10-million to fund a massive media blitz and public education campaign: "And we need your help now, before Hillary and Bill Clinton are able to pull the wool over America's eyes once again."
Stop Her Now will try to prevent Hillary Rodham Clinton from winning re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006 -- then using that victory as a launchpad for a widely anticipated presidential run in 2008.
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